The Baha’i fast from March 2nd to March 20th means that I can’t eat anything from Sunrise to Sunset. The whole purpose of the fast is to ensure that by not drinking or eating anything during this time, you are showing your devotion to God and that you are abstaining from Earthly desires so that you can be closer to God.

Unfortunately, this year I didn’t observe the fast, only because I was starting into a new job and didn’t want the combination of stress and hunger to make me sick during my probationary period. I’ll certainly fast next year when things are a bit more stable and less stressful.

Anyway, one of the things that makes the fast really stressful is when my co-workers eat big honking sandwiches with lots of smelly cold cuts or Microwave popcorn, which is just cruelty! Curry is somewhere between the two.